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Taking the Long View: An inside look at the goings-on at the longest running avian ecology field station west of the Mississippi.

Monthly Banding Summary, February 2015

04.06.15
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This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding interns Emma Cox and Hilary Allen with help from Mark Dettling, Banding Supervisor. Exciting Captures and Observations: February was a gloriously sunny yet drearily slow month with regards to our capture rates here at the Palomarin Field Station (Palo). We had our first (and hopefully last) days with […]

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Monthly Banding Summary, January 2015

03.17.15
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This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding intern Adelle Anderson with help from Mark Dettling, Banding Supervisor. Exciting Captures and Observations: This month many exciting species and individuals were captured at Palomarin and our other West Marin banding sites.  The first exciting capture came on January 10th when an Acorn Woodpecker was captured for the tenth […]

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Amazing Wrentit Capture

02.13.15
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This post was written by banding intern (and former nest searching intern) Hilary Allen with help from Mark Dettling, Banding Supervisor. An Old Friend The Palomarin Field Station had a celebrity visitor last month…a female Wrentit who will turn 13 this spring, making her the oldest known Wrentit! The oldest Wrentit recorded on the Bird […]

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Monthly Banding Summary, December 2014

02.10.15
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This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding interns Emma Cox and Adriana Caicedo with help from Mark Dettling, Banding Supervisor, and Diana Humple, Palomarin Program Leader. Exciting Captures and Observations: December alternated big storm days with big bird days. In fact, we had the highest rainfall ever recorded in 40 years (we started collecting rainfall […]

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Monthly Banding Summary, October 2014

11.20.14
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This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding interns Bobby Wilcox and Kaitlin Murphy with help from Renée Cormier, Banding Supervisor. Exciting Captures and Observations: October was celebratory, with beautiful weather and exciting events here at the Palomarin Field Station. October is known for its warm, sunny days here in Marin, and this one lived up […]

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Monthly Banding Summary, September 2014

11.04.14
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This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding interns Wyatt Hersey and Stephanie Levins with help from Renée Cormier, Banding Supervisor. Exciting Captures and Observations: With the end of the breeding season and the start of fall migration, September is a time of transition and always proves to be a great time of year for both […]

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The Lookers Go Green!

10.23.14
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Recently, Palo’s Rich Stallcup Bird-A-Thon team took Bolinas by storm when we trekked 14.5 miles on foot and in style for our first-ever carbon free Bird-A-Thon! Our team, The Lookers, continued our annual tradition of wearing our finest threads while counting birds and raising funds for Point Blue and Palo. This year’s Lookers were made up of […]

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Where are they now? Fifty alumni attend major ornithological conference in Colorado last week!

10.19.14
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Taking the Long View: An inside look at the goings-on at the longest running avian ecology field station west of the Mississippi.

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Monthly Banding Summary, July 2014

08.20.14
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This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding interns Brian Cole and Janelle Chojnacki with help from Renée Cormier, Banding Supervisor. Exciting Captures and Observations: What a whirlwind the month of July proved to be! At the field station, we banding interns saw a dramatic uptick in the number of birds caught each day. This flurry of birds […]

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Monthly Banding Summary, June 2014

07.21.14
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This summary was compiled by Palomarin banding interns Janelle Chojnacki and Asya Rahlin with help from Renée Cormier, Banding Supervisor. Exciting Captures and Observations: June is a busy month, with high capture rates and many banding days. There are lots of young birds around, and this month, they made up 38% of all birds captured! […]

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